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  • Qu’est ce que la culture? (2)

    Qu’est ce que la culture? (2)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Quoique le terme Culture soit d’un usage très courant, il est cependant difficile de lui donner une définition adéquate. Au reste, chacun a sa façon de concevoir la Culture. C’est pourquoi, le mot Culture devient protéiforme. D’aucuns la font relever de la sphère spirituelle; d’autres la font évoluer sur le terrain concret et matériel.

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  • Anglicans and Catholics conclude groundbreaking meeting in Hong Kong

    Anglicans and Catholics conclude groundbreaking meeting in Hong Kong

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, or ARCIC 3, has concluded a week long meeting hosted by the Anglican mission to seafarers in Hong Kong.

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  • HONG KONG: A survey reveals the importance of the formation of faith for an integral growth of the young

    HONG KONG: A survey reveals the importance of the formation of faith for an integral growth of the young

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The formation of the Christian faith is essential for an integral growth of young people today: is the result of a survey conducted by "Hong Kong Family Movement" in collaboration with the Group of Family Service of Caritas Hong Kong, conducted from November 2011 to March 2012...

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  • Mother`s Day History

    Mother's Day History

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    In 1905 when Anna Jarvis died, her daughter, also named Anna, began a campaign to memorialize the life work of her mother. Legend has it that young Anna remembered a Sunday school lesson that her mother gave in which she said, "I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mother's day. There are many days for men, but none for mothers."

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  • Super Mom

    Super Mom

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    You're the master of every task. You're a dependable source of comfort; You're my cushion when I fall.

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  • Veneration of the Virgin Mary (1)

    Veneration of the Virgin Mary (1)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    THE VENERATION OF THE MOTHER OF THE LORD is of the same order as the veneration of all the saints, and shares with it a common foundation; excepting only that among the saints, the Most Holy Virgin Mary naturally occupies the first place and stands higher than them all.

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  • Prayers to Virgin Mary

    Prayers to Virgin Mary

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    "Mary is the perfect Orans (prayer), a figure of the Church. When we pray to her, we are adhering with her to the plan of the Father, who sends his Son to save all men. Like the beloved disciple we welcome Jesus' mother into our homes, for she has become the mother of all the living. We can pray with and to her. The prayer of the Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary and united with it in hope." (Catechism, 2679)

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  • Guan Yim: Goddess of Compassion

    Guan Yim: Goddess of Compassion

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Guan Yim/ Guan Yin/Kuan Yim/ Kuan Yin is synonymous with the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the pinnacle of mercy, compassion, kindness and love.

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  • The Blessed Virgin Mary Compared to a Window

    The Blessed Virgin Mary Compared to a Window

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Because my love is simple as a window And knows no shame of original dust, I longed all night, (when I was visible) for dawn my death...

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  • ``...remain in my love!``: 6th Sunday`s Gospel of Easter by pictures

    "...remain in my love!": 6th Sunday's Gospel of Easter by pictures

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    In his Heart we can only find love. What constitutes God's deepest mystery is that He is Love. Whatever He has done from his Creation to his redemption through Christ is because of love.

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  • Anatta or soul-lessness

    Anatta or soul-lessness

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    This Buddhist doctrine of rebirth should be distinguished from the theory of reincarnation which implies the transmigration of a soul and its invariable material rebirth. Buddhism denies the existence of an unchanging or eternal soul created by a God or emanating from a Divine Essence (Paramatma).

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  • St. Matthias, Apostle

    St. Matthias, Apostle

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The Greek Matthias (or, in some manuscripts, Maththias), is a name derived from Mattathias, Hebrew Mattithiah, signifying "gift of Yahweh." Matthias was one of the seventy disciples of Jesus, and had been with Him from His baptism by John to the Ascension (Acts 1:21-22).

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  • ``It is better for you that I go away``: Tuesday 6th of Easter

    "It is better for you that I go away": Tuesday 6th of Easter

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    In today's Gospel Jesus notes that the disciples "are overcome with grief because of what I have said", but that "it is better for you that I go away" (Jn 16:6-7). Jesus must ascend to the Father.

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  • Pope in AREZZO: Foment a culture of solidarity

    Pope in AREZZO: Foment a culture of solidarity

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Benedict XVI today made a pastoral visit to Arezzo in the Italian region of Tuscany, where he was greeted on arrival by Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy, and by the local religious and civil authorities. The Holy Father then went on to celebrate Mass at the "Il Prato" park behind the cathedral of Arezzo.

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  • ``...He will guide you into the whole truth``: Wednesday 6th of Easter

    "...He will guide you into the whole truth": Wednesday 6th of Easter

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    —Lord, I'm thinking aloud... I reread today's Gospel and I think of the many boys and girls that will receive their Confirmation this year. I see those around me and I feel tempted to think: —They are still so “green”! To these ones, your Spirit is practically unknown; and they can be so easily influenced by everything and nothing, at the same time!

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  • Pope Benedict XVI: telegram to French president

    Pope Benedict XVI: telegram to French president

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    In his telegram, the Holy Father expresses the hope that France continue to be, "a factor of peace and solidarity in the active search for the common good, respect for life and the dignity of every person and all peoples,"

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  • Buddhist delegation visits ancient viharaya in Kotapola

    Buddhist delegation visits ancient viharaya in Kotapola

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Kotapola, Sri Lanka -- An international Buddhist delegation led by Ven Hou Jen Chun, the abbot of the World Buddhist Ch'an Jing Centre of the United States of America will visit Gatabaruwa Raja Maha Viharaya, Kotapola.

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  • Cardinal Tong: formation, witness and mutual support to rekindle the faith in the family of the Church

    Cardinal Tong: formation, witness and mutual support to rekindle the faith in the family of the Church

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    According to reports from the Kong Ko Bao (the diocesan bulletin in Chinese), this year there were 3,400 baptized during Easter. Cardinal Tong pointed out that "in view of the Year of Faith, of the 50 years of II Vatican Council and 20 years of the publication of the new Catechism of the Catholic Church...

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  • ``...and then a little while, and you will see me``: Thursday 6th of Easter

    "...and then a little while, and you will see me": Thursday 6th of Easter

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    We also want to see Jesus, to experiment his presence amidst us, to reinforce the virtues of faith, hope and charity. This is why we feel sad if we think He is not among us, or if we may not feel and detect his presence, or hear and listen to his words.

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  • `Nostra aetate`: 50 Years of Christian-Jewish Dialogue

    'Nostra aetate': 50 Years of Christian-Jewish Dialogue

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The development of relations between Christians and Jews in the 50 years since Vatican II's Nostra aetate was the focus of a conference hosted today by the Pontifical Angelicum University. The conference, titled "Building on 'Nostra aetate': 50 Years of Christian-Jewish Dialogue," was organized by the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue, in collaboration with the Russell Berrie Foundation.

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  • Faith can help Cambodia rebuild

    Faith can help Cambodia rebuild

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Faith is an essential asset if Cambodia is to restore itself. As people of faith we come into the public square as committed citizens. True to our religious tradition, we discharge the public trust we are given and we work to recognise the dignity and human rights of all persons, at all life stages, no matter what their competencies, potentialities, achievements or distinguishing marks. We work to establish the common good.

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  • Nepal’s kung fu nuns practise karma with a kick

    Nepal’s kung fu nuns practise karma with a kick

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Nepal -- It is a hot, cloudless morning on a hillside on the outskirts of Kathmandu and dozens of nuns arrange themselves into lines around a golden Buddhist shrine.

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  • ``As I came from the Father ...``: Saturday 6th of Easter

    "As I came from the Father ...": Saturday 6th of Easter

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Today, vigil of our Lord's Ascension into Heaven, the Gospel leaves us with some very fond farewell words. Jesus let us share his most precious mystery; God Father is his origin and, at the same time, his destination: "As I came from the Father and have come into the world, so I am leaving the world and going to the Father"

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  • Final News Release from the XII European Congress for Catechesis (7-10 May 2012)

    Final News Release from the XII European Congress for Catechesis (7-10 May 2012)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The XII European Congress for Catechesis has concluded in Rome. The meeting, promoted by the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE), was attended by about 60 delegates, including bishops, experts and national directors of offices and national bodies responsible for catechesis in Europe’s Bishops’ Conferences.

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  • NEPAL: 300 new Pastors preparing for ordination

    NEPAL: 300 new Pastors preparing for ordination

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    300 new Pastors will be ordained in Nepal next July - all Nepalese – who will be leaders in the local communities, called to evangelize, especially in small villages situated in remote areas of the country. The 300 new Pastors are ready to begin their ministry having concluded six years of preparation which included liturgical and pastoral formation and service of the poor: Many of them have done biblical studies abroad.

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  • Countries With The Largest Muslim Populations

    Countries With The Largest Muslim Populations

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Nearly one-fourth of the world’s population today is Muslim. The Muslim population is a diverse community of believers spanning the globe. Over fifty countries have Muslim-majority populations, while other groups of believers are clustered in minority communities on nearly every continent.

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  • Wojtyla’s former classmate shares some memories from younger days

    Wojtyla’s former classmate shares some memories from younger days

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    One of Karol Wojtyla's classmates, Eugeniusz Mróz, now 92, remembers the late pope: “He was so normal, so human; and yet so different from us”.

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  • “Anti-Semitism is betrayal of the Christian faith”

    “Anti-Semitism is betrayal of the Christian faith”

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and of the Holy See Commission for Religious Relations with Jews, Cardinal Kurt Koch said this, during the “Berrie lecture at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum).

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  • The Ascension of Jesus Christ: 7th Sunday`s Gospel of Easter by pictures

    The Ascension of Jesus Christ: 7th Sunday's Gospel of Easter by pictures

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.

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  • ``Courage! I have overcome the world``: Monday 7th of Easter (21 May 2012)

    "Courage! I have overcome the world": Monday 7th of Easter (21 May 2012)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Today, we may have the feeling that the world of faith in Christ is weakening. Many are symptoms against the fortitude and courage we would like to receive from a life integrally based on the Gospel. Consumerism, capitalism, sensualism and materialism values are very much in fashion and against any representation that may be in tune with the evangelical demands.

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